Honduran prison fight leaves 6 dead, 2 wounded

Six inmates died and two more were wounded between Saturday night and Sunday morning in a violent brawl in a Honduran women’s prison home to 835, part of which was set on fire, a prison official said on Sunday.

According to Reuters, The riot began on Saturday night in the National Women’s Penitentiary for Social Adaptation, said Jose Gonzalez, the head of a prison commission, but was brought under control in the early hours of Sunday.

It was not instantly apparent how the prisoners died but Gonzalez announced the fire was set by an inmate.

“While the fire was being controlled, some of the inmates broke through the roof of their module and went to another module,” Gonzalez said.

The prison is located some 20 kilometers north of the capital Tegucigalpa.

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